Moto GP: Czech GP

Moto GP

ByTheMinMotoGP

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to BTM coverage of the Czech Moto GP! @Ugster1 with you for it. And the big news is that it's wet in Brno. Very wet, although it does look to have dried a little since the earlier races.

The pre-race championship standings: Marquez - 181 points Lorenzo - 138 Rossi - 124 Pedrosa - 105

And our starting grid, Marquez on pole: Marquez, Lorenzo, Iannone Espargaro (A), Barbera, Rossi Dovi, Vinales, Pedrosa Crutchlow, Smith, Espargaro (P) Redding, Laverty, Bradl Petrucci, Baz, Hernandez Bautista, Rabat.

We could see plenty of action off the track today, specifically the pits - as it's drying out a bit, we could see tyres and even bikes changed...

Warm up lap underway, plenty of spray being thrown up and track not too warm either...

Ewan (@ewanssports)

I got the poll results on who will win from ByTheMinMotogp Twitter 39 votes Marquez 26% Lorenzo 8% Rossi 49% Other 18%

Matt (@Ugster1)

It's looking like 'other' at this stage!

A long lap at Brno, but the riders are lining up on the grid now...start imminent...

And they're off! Not a great start from Marquez, Lorenzo not bad, Iannone takes momentary lead but Marquez gets it back at the first corner. 22 lap race.

Yamahas not having a good time at the moment - Lorenzo and Rossi being passed.

21 laps to go: End of first lap - Marquez from Dovi and Iannone. Aleix Espargaro next, now Redding in fifth. Lorenzo and Rossi 11th and 12th!

Redding scything through the field - up to fourth now, started 13th!